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A method of resecting a portion of lung using an electrosurgical instrument is disclosed. The electrosurgical device clamps upon lung tissue and applies RF energy to create a cauterized zone within the clamped portion of the lung. At least one staple is placed within the cauterized tissue zone. The cauterized zone is cut adjacent to the at least one staple and the cut portion of the lung is removed.

Title
Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue
Application Number
9/70363
Publication Number
6003517
Application Date
April 30, 1998
Publication Date
December 21, 1999
Inventor
Steven H Mersch
Germantown
OH, US
David C Yates
West Chester
OH, US
Jesse Kuhns
Milford
OH, US
Warren D Sheffield
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Louis J Capezzuto
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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